Eyebrows and eyelashes

Dr. Mauricio LunaUncategorized

The medical term is “Madarosis” a terminology that refers to loss of eyebrows or eyelashes. This clinical sign occurs in various diseases ranging from local dermatological disorders to complex systemic diseases.

Management of madarosis primarily depends upon treatment of the predisposing disorder. Inherited disorders can be identified by the associated clinical features. Establishing the diagnosis is an important prerequisite for the management of madarosis.

So, lets say you just want to have more dense eyebrows or eyelashes:

Minoxidil[182,183] may be used in the topical treatment of eyebrow loss due to alopecia areata in the form of a 5% solution applied twice daily. Hair growth usually starts by 12 weeks, and it reaches its peak by about 12 months.

Topic prostaglandin analogues are used for the treatment of glaucoma. Uniocular increase in length, thickness, and pigmentation of the lashes were described by Johnstone in 1997 by patients using latanoprost in one eye.[184] There are reports of a response of alopecia of eyelashes to cutaneously administered latanoprost,[185,186] though others report limited success.[187] Eyelash growth has also been reported following bimatoprost 0.03% topically to the base of the eyelashes in healthy individuals[188190] and in individuals with alopecia areata.[191] Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03% is the only Food and drug administration (FDA)-approved product to safely and effectively enhance the growth of a patient’s own eyelashes.[192,193]

Aesthetic camouflage for eyelashes can be achieved with the help of mascara or artificial eyelashes and by tattooing and dermatography for eyebrows.

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